A General World History Test

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  • 1. 
    Who was the first ex-President, upon his death, to lay in state in the Capitol building in Washington, DC?
    • A. 

      John Quincy Adams

    • B. 

      George Washington

    • C. 

      James A. Garfield

    • D. 

      Abraham Lincoln

  • 2. 
    What was the name of the German who reformed the Catholic Church to what is now worldwide Protestantism?
    • A. 

      Martin Luther

    • B. 

      Aquinas

    • C. 

      John Calvin

    • D. 

      Anselm

  • 3. 
    What happened in 1492?
    • A. 

      The Birth Of Islam

    • B. 

      The Fire Of London

    • C. 

      The Defeat Of Richard III

    • D. 

      Columbus' Discovery Of The Americas

  • 4. 
    Who was Robert E. Lee?
    • A. 

      Song Writer For Elvis

    • B. 

      Leader Of Confederate Army

    • C. 

      Director Of "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon"

    • D. 

      Owner Of Jeans Company

  • 5. 
    Which Europeans founded the city of New Orleans in 1718?
    • A. 

      Italians

    • B. 

      French

    • C. 

      Germans

    • D. 

      English

  • 6. 
    Which is true about the Great Depression?
    • A. 

      Everyone Had Food To Eat And A Place To Live

    • B. 

      1.5 million people left the U.S.

    • C. 

      Doctors Went On Strike

    • D. 

      The Stock Market Crashed

  • 7. 
    What country launched Sputnik?
    • A. 

      China

    • B. 

      USA

    • C. 

      Japan

    • D. 

      Soviet Union

  • 8. 
    Who was credited with the invention/discovery of the Pullman sleeping car in 1857?
    • A. 

      Alexander Fleming

    • B. 

      George Pullman

    • C. 

      John Stalberger And Mike Marshall

    • D. 

      Earle Dickson

  • 9. 
    Which historical event happened in 2000?
    • A. 

      Mann Publishes "Death In Venice"

    • B. 

      Hawley-Smoot Tariff Act Is Signed

    • C. 

      Revolution Breaks Out In Russia

    • D. 

      Pope John Paul II Travels To Israel

  • 10. 
    Which historical event happened in 1975?
    • A. 

      The New Yorker Magazine Is Out

    • B. 

      James Naisfeld Invents Basketball

    • C. 

      Picasso Paints The Lovers And Women

    • D. 

      Last American Troops Leave Vietnam

  • 11. 
    Which historical event happened in 1976?
    • A. 

      U.S. Celebrates Bicentennial

    • B. 

      The Seventeenth Amendment Added

    • C. 

      Oil Is Discovered In S.E. Texas

    • D. 

      China Ends 267-Year Qing Dynasty

  • 12. 
    Which historical event happened in 1977?
    • A. 

      Alaska Is Ceded To U.S. By Russia

    • B. 

      Sailors In New Orleans Invent Poker

    • C. 

      Chanel #5 Is Best Selling Perfume

    • D. 

      Elvis Presley Dies In Memphis

  • 13. 
    What year was F. F. Woolworth Co. incorporated?
    • A. 

      1831

    • B. 

      1998

    • C. 

      1990

    • D. 

      1912

  • 14. 
    Which of these year/events is not correctly matched?
    • A. 

      1775: American War Of Independence Begins

    • B. 

      1778: Russia Annexes Manchuria

    • C. 

      1973: Henry Kissinger Becomes Secretary Of State

    • D. 

      1993: U.S. Postage Stamps Of Elvis Presley Go On Sale

  • 15. 
    Which of these year/events is not correctly matched?
    • A. 

      Bill Clinton Elected President Of U.S

    • B. 

      Field Hockey Is Introduced In U.S

    • C. 

      The U.S Civil Rights Bill Is Passed

    • D. 

      1815: Napoleon Defeated At Waterloo

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